With the festive break in fixtures well underway, we take time to salute all the women’s teams who have made it to Christmas without dropping a single point.
Only one side in the WSL and another in the Development section boast unblemished records, just two in the Premier League do so but a dozen Regional League outfits have proved unstoppable thus far, while in the Counties it’s as many as twenty-six. One team from the Welsh Leagues makes the list, none from Scotland do and just one from the Irish leagues (only those who have played at least 5 games are included).
AFC Telford hold the best record overall in the winter leagues, being the only side so far to have won all their opening ten matches.
Manchester City hold a two-point advantage at the top of FA WSL 1 after five straight victories, while Arsenal Reserves are the only WSL Development side with a perfect record and they lead the Southern Division with six wins.
Two teams in FAWPL South West Division 1 are going great guns, with newcomers Southampton WFC second on goal-difference following eight wins and Plymouth Argyle three points behind from a match less.
Stevenage Reserves have an impressive record in Eastern Division 1 South, their nine games producing 52 goals for and none against. In the same division, Little Thurrock Dynamos have won all seven fixtures.
Chesham United are in a strong position as Southern Premier leaders with seven wins, while AFC Bournmouth have maximum points from their five Southern Division fixtures.
There’s a pair of teams with perfect records in the South West Premier; Buckland Athletic lead with seven wins, Marine Academy Plymouth have played one game fewer. Wootton Bassett Town are a point off the top in the Eastern Division with eight victories and Callington Town are in a similar position in the Western after seven outings.
No less than three teams from the West Midlands Division 1 North have yet to drop points, as Sutton Coldfield Town have a goals advantage over Goldenhill Wanderers after seven games apiece and Leek Town have hit six straight wins. Redditch United have racked up nine in a row to lead the Division 1 South.
Ten for Telford
St Johns are second in the Birmingham Premier after seven games, while AFC Telford have taken their faultless start into double-figures in Division 1. Every match has been won by at least a two-goal margin and the trip to Rugby Town ended with a massive 26-0 scoreline.
Upton are the single Cheshire League side from a membership of twenty-two to make the list, their run of eight wins seeing them lead Division 3 by seven points.
Derby County Foundation lead the Derbyshire second division by five points with five wins.
Wareham Rangers and Dorchester Town have seven and six-strong winning spells respectively, with games in hand on Dorset Division 1 leaders Poole Town Reserves.
Lumley Pinks are placed fourth in Durham’s Development Division even though they’ve won eight times, as those above them have all played three more – and are led by Consett Belles.
Hullbridge Sports are the only one of twenty-five Essex League teams on maximum points so far, having won all eight games.
It’s six from six for Gloucestershire League leaders Frampton Rangers, while Moneyfields’ five wins still have them trailing Southampton WFC Reserves in Hampshire Division 1.
In Greater London League Division 1, Ashford Town (Middx) are seven up but currently denied the leadership on goal-difference by New London Lionesses.
Corinthians’ six wins on the spin see them in pole position on the Isle of Man, with 47 goals scored and just the one conceded.
Lutterworth lead on goal-difference only in Leicestershire but have been very prolific with 77 goals from 7 games.
Six successes have Crosby in first spot in Liverpool, Boston United hold similar status in Lincolnshire from one match more.
It’s high fives for Deanshanger Athletic at the top of Northants Division 2 and seven up for FC Sprowston in the Norfolk second.
Chatham-based Thamesview top Kent Division 1 in the South East Counties League after nine matches, Orpington lead 2 West with six wins.
Newhaven have netted all points available in their eight Sussex Division 1 games and East Bergholt United are on perfect form after six games in Suffolk.
Abingdon United have made it eight from eight in Thames Valley Counties Division 1, with Abbey Rangers winning all nine in 2 East.
Tingley Athletic are top of West Riding Premier following seven wins, Lower Hopton and Middleton Athletic have recorded six and five respectively in Division 2.
Cardiff Met have a three-point lead over reigning champions Swansea City in the Orchard Welsh Premier, thanks to maximum points from seven games.
East Belfast played ten and won ten as they secured the NIWFA Division 1 North title by an eleven-point margin over Mid-Ulster.